Canada’s Rio 2016 hopefuls who aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves

Self deprecating humour is an identifiable Canadian trait.

Here are some Team Canada athletes with social media profiles that are worth a follow for comedic value ahead of Rio 2016.

Markus Thormeyer

Markus Thormeyer‘s twitter is one of those relatable accounts you retweet often because it hits an emotional note. Not only does he have great original tweets, but he also constantly retweets things that are sure to put a smile on your face. Catch him competing in swimming during Rio.

Same here, Markus. Same. Here.

Kadeisha Buchanan

Soccer player Kadeisha Buchanan reveals that she also doubles as a dancer on her Instagram.

Emily Overholt

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Emily Overholt will be competing in swimming during Rio 2016 and also has a bang on social media presence. She’s hilarious and having her on your social media feeds will bring daily happiness.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Brianne Theisen-Eaton is headed to Rio for heptathlon after working on a couple of disciplines during Athletics Canada trials in Edmonton.

Joseph Polossifakis

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Joseph Polossifakis is constantly posting on all platforms including his Snapchat (Jo_Polo). Polossifakis has a common problem with his last name being mispronounced or misspelled and knows how to get a good laugh out of it.

Penny Oleksiak

Need funny captions? Look no further because Penny Oleksiak is here.

Jen Kish

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Jen Kish is amazing. When she’s not busy schooling people as the captain of the women’s rugby team, she’ll be found doing carpool karaoke with her teammates.

She also shows the world a little #throwbackthursday.

Follow her for updates on the entire team…

To clarify, updates meaning hilarious things the team does while they’re together.

Ben Saxton

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The Saxton Olympic legacy is continuing with the addition of Ben heading to the Olympics after his dad had done the same earlier. The younger Saxton has a bio on his personal twitter account that read “They’re letting this guy in the Olympics?”

Please take a moment to appreciate Saxton’s twitter banner.

Ben Saxton